1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Public Housing
  4. Article 12: Public Housing Drug Elimination Pilot Program

Section 302 Legislative findings

Public Housing (PBG)

The legislature finds that:

  (1) the state has a duty to provide public housing that is decent, safe, and free from illegal drugs;

  (2) public housing projects in many areas suffer from rampant drug-related crime;

  (3) drug dealers are increasingly imposing a reign of terror on public housing tenants;

  (4) the increase in drug-related crime not only leads to murders, muggings, and other forms of violence against tenants, but also to a deterioration of the physical environment that requires substantial government expenditures; and

  (5) local law enforcement authorities often lack the resources to deal with the drug problem in public housing particularly in light of the recent reductions in federal aid to cities.